In LA: Retna @ Michael Kohn Gallery

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 18, 2012
This past weekend we stopped by the opening reception for Retna’s latest solo exhibition at Michael Kohn Gallery. The former Juxtapoz cover artist transformed the interior and exterior spaces with his complex system of multi-layered lettering in an installation of murals and paintings. Photos and more after the jump…

RETNA @ Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 27, 2012
"All the best art is past, present, and future combined, and this is what Retna is doing." So said MOCA director Jeffrey Deitch in his introduction to lead off our September 2010 cover story with LA-based Retna. Now the artist is set to open a body of new paintings and new works on paper at Michael Kohn Gallery in LA on September 15, 2012.

ArtPadSF 2012: Highlights from San Francisco

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 18, 2012
Yesterday we attended the opening party and press preview of ArtPadSF at the Phoenix Hotel, a unique art fair situated around a pool with each gallery occupying a hotel room surrounding an open courtyard. Galleries such as New Image Art, Robert Berman, the Luggage Store, 111 Minna, Gregory Lind all had strong "rooms," showcasing a blend of both classics and up-and-coming talents.

Juxtapoz Turns 18 @ Copro Gallery: The Art

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 26, 2012
This past Saturday night in Santa Monica, Copro Gallery opened a special exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18, a retrospective and collection of artworks and artists who have helped shape our publication over nearly two decades. Hundreds upon hundreds of artists and gallery-goers made it out to the opening, enjoying a look at what has made the magazine a leading voice in underground and contemporary art for 20 years.

Preview #4: Juxtapoz Turns 18 @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 22, 2012
This Saturday, March 24. Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will be opening our 18th Birthday exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18. This week, we will be doing teasing previews of the entire exhibition, and today we have works from Camille Rose Garcia, Anthony Ausgang, Retna, Becca, Charles Wish, Gregg Gibbs, and Jason Maloney.

Juxtapoz Turns 18 Group Exhibition @ Copro Gallery, Santa Monica

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We turn 18 this year. Old enough to join the army, vote, serve on a jury, go to the prom, and, we even think we can adopt a child now. To celebrate, Copro Gallery in Santa Monica will be hosting the exhibition, Juxtapoz Turns 18, featuring works from a group of artists who have been featured in our pages over the past 18 years, including Retna, Todd Schorr, Shepard Fairey, Mark Ryden, Jeremy Fish, Marion Peck, Andrew Schoultz, Camille Rose Garcia, CR Stecyk III, and many others.

Cope2 x Retna in the Bronx

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Yesterday, graffiti stalwarts from NYC and Los Angeles, Cope2 and Retna, collaborated on a colorful wall in the Bronx. As we wrote the other day, Retna was working on the famed Bowery and Houston wall in Manhattan, but found time to make it up north to the Bronx to work with Cope. Good results as always.

Retna Mural on Bowery & Houston, NYC

Juxtapoz // Monday, March 05, 2012
Martha Cooper went to check out former Juxtapoz cover artist, RETNA, and his progress finishing his mural on the world famous wall at Bowery and Houston in Manhattan. Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Shepard Fairey, Barry McGee, Kenny Scharf, JR, and Faile have all covered this wall, and Martha documents RETNA on her 12oz Prophet blog.

Preview: LA St. Seen @ Red Arrow Contemporary, Dallas

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 17, 2012
Our good friend Richard Duardo of Modern Multiples in Los Angeles will be curating LA St. Seen, a group exhibition at Red Arrow Contemporary in Dallas, Texas. The exhibition, that opens Saturday, February 18, will feature work from Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Retna, Mear One, Saber, Richard Duardo, Mark Dean Veca, Gajin Fujita, and another good friend, Gomez Bueno, will be exhibiting his famed Bueno Boxes.

In L.A.: Zes and Retna @ Known Gallery

Juxtapoz // Monday, February 13, 2012
We stopped by the opening reception for Excavated Revelations, a two-person show featuring the artwork of ZES and RETNA. Introduced in their youth by their mutual friend AYER, ZES and RETNA led parallel lives through an upbringing in graffiti. Utilizing a fluidity and precision they mastered by painting some of the most coveted walls in the city, their refined technique is now exemplified in this fresh body of abstract work. Photos and more after the jump…

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